"In some cases, the IRS acknowledged, agents inappropriately asked for lists of donors. The agency blamed low-level employees in a Cincinnati office, saying no high-level officials were aware."
Letters of inquiry were also sent from IRS offices in California and Washington, D.C. Surely, those weren't due to the bad judgment of low-level employees in Ohio.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 17:47
According to ACC tax records, the church paid property taxes of $36,819.42 in 2010 and $24,083.32 in 2011 on its current space.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:10
[quote][b]catdaddy[/b] - @random: people always look at athletic spending then cite academic cuts. uga athletic dept has its own revenue stream. athletic revenue and expenditure is completely seperate from the university's general finances. uga athletic dept is essentially a private enterprise. and uga football is profitable enough to actually contribute money TO the university's general academic fund.[/quote]
And I believe the Athletic Association pays tuition TO the university for each athlete on scholarship. (Maybe this is what you were alluding to.)posted @ Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 17:25
Even after the cuts, the federal government will still spend $15 billion more than last year. Tax revenues in fiscal 2012 were near the all-time high set in 2007 (before the Great Recession). It is clear that the problem is on the spending side of the ledger.posted @ Friday, March 1, 2013 - 09:12
@Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass: I agree. Amazon Prime Instant Video seems to have a better selection of movies than Netflix. The downside is that Prime is not available on Apple TV.posted @ Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 09:25
"Following Lovette’s sentencing in November 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that judges must consider mitigating circumstances before sentencing someone under the age of 18 to life without the possibility of parole."
WTH could be considered a "mitigating circumstance" that might spare him a life sentence without the possibility of parole?posted @ Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 16:47
Why is this being referred to as a "suspected" tornado? I've seen two different videos, and it's clearly a tornado.posted @ Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 23:14
Seems like the heading for a number of these incidents should be "BABYSITTING".posted @ Friday, January 25, 2013 - 08:10
Had they just gotten off a UGA bus? Most students cross where the bus stops. Maybe the UGA buses need to change their dropping off points.
I drove by the scene around 5:30 and it was near the UGA bus stop near Peabody. The northbound lane of Milledge was closed, with traffic being detoured over to Bloomfield via Springdale. There were 4 ACC patrol cars along with the Cherokee and another vehicle, but no UGA bus.
Given the charge of "violating restrictions on the use of a central lane of a highway," I would assume that Mr. Potash was passing a bus. However, given that both of the injured are 17, it seems unlikely that they are UGA students and would have been riding a UGA bus. At rush hour (if it can be called that in Athens), traffic commonly backs up all the way down Milledge, and Mr. Potash could just have been riding the turn lane down to Baxter to bypass the traffic.
Any way you look at it, it's a bad situation. I hope the women are going to be OK.posted @ Friday, January 11, 2013 - 22:55
Wait a minute...tax revenues increased by a whopping 10%? I don't remember the state legislature raising tax rates on rich people, or anyone else, for that matter.posted @ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 23:36
"Richard Sumichrast will begin his new job as dean of the Pamplin College of Business July 1, Virginia Tech provost Mark McNamee announced Wednesday."
Maybe he's just going to a place where they know his name. It's ROBERT Sumichrast.posted @ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 22:58
AND starting late, to boot...us oldsters have a hard time staying up that late...same with folks who have to get up the next morning for work.....but we all know that the time was chosen so that West Coast could be convenienced.
8pm start time = prime time TV. Prime time = more viewers. More viewers = higher ad prices. It's all about the TV money. ESPN pays $150 million per year for the rights to the 5 BCS bowls, and the payout from this game alone was about $30 million (with ~$23.6M going to the SEC and ~$6.2M going to ND).posted @ Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 11:34
With no disrespect to Oregon, it is clear that the de facto National Championship game was played on Dec 1 in Atlanta.posted @ Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 08:52
"Time's "Person of the Year" is the person or thing that has most influenced the culture and the news during the past year for good or for ill."
So which was it this year?posted @ Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 12:31
[quote][b]EbbTide2[/b] - Alec Ogletree's helmet-to-helmet hit on QB McCarron was blatant and uncalled for (and penalized, thank God). [/quote]
Terrible call. Look at the frames from 0:12 to 0:13 of the video you posted. Ogletree clearly hit McCarron with his right shoulder, and the top of Ogletree's helmet was at McCarron's shoulder level at the time of initial contact. That was a perfectly legal hit. I expect to see it as part of the highlight reel at Sanford Stadium next year.
The hit on Murray was cheap, but more importantly, it was illegal. Had I been one of Murray's OLinemen, I would have gotten flagged for at least one chop block on #90 in the second half.
As for the finger in the eye, it's likely that Sheldon Dawson was on the receiving end first. That doesn't make it right that he then tried to stick his finger in the Alabama player's eye, but it hardly rises to the same level.posted @ Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 15:59
"It could have been kids or some whacked-out person who found an abandoned litter of puppies or coyotes and just thought they'd have some fun," said Cary Moran, the county humane society's shelter manager.
"Fun" is not exactly what comes to mind when I read this.posted @ Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:22
Regarding the photo and caption, wouldn't asking for votes be considered campaigning or electioneering? And isn't campaigning or electioneering at a polling station against the law? Maybe not in Illinois?posted @ Friday, November 23, 2012 - 09:26
Wasn't s/he the lead singer of Rush?
posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 22:25
A little more information would be helpful. Are the ones effected in a certain geographical location or all over the state? OR are do the names of the ones effected start with certain letters?
And did the breach affect all of their business lines? Nationwide insures lives and property, in addition to offering annuities and retirement plans. I doubt that all customers on are on the same system.posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 12:48
Why would you blame the unions? Are they any more greedy or corrupt than their management counterparts?
It was just one union. Hostess came to terms with the other 11 unions that represented its employees. For the baker's union, an 8% reduction in pay and having to contribute a little more toward their pension and healthcare was just too much. Better to end up with nothing.
The president of that union, BTW, is an evil rich person. His compensation was over $262k last year.
And BTW, the union hates women. The union has no women executives, and the 14 highest paid employees of the union are men. And only one (token?) woman in the top 29.posted @ Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 21:43
According to the nonpartisan (but left-leaning) Tax Policy Center, simply capping itemized deductions at $50,000 would raise an additional $749 billion over 10 years, even if tax rates for all income levels were held constant. Almost 80% of that new revenue would come from the top 1% of income earners; 96% would come from the top 20%.
This is not too far below the estimated $820 billion that would be raised over 10 years by raising rates on those making $250k or more. Maybe a compromise is possible?posted @ Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 08:45
Telly Savarles? Thanks Mom.
My thought exactly. Evidently, Mom had a thing for Kojak (and maybe was a bad speller).
posted @ Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 07:36
The CEO was interviewed on one of the business morning shows and said that they had asked for an 8% concession on pay and also a reduction in benefits (I assume by the same 17% that the Teamsters agreed to).
So rather than accept 92% of current pay and 83% of current benefits, this one union that only represents ~25% of the company's employees has decided that all 18,500 workers should have 0% of both. No matter that all other employees had agreed to the same cuts, including management and workers represented by a number of other unions.posted @ Friday, November 16, 2012 - 14:51
@thepatrioticsob: You do realize that Keynesian has nothing to do with Kenya don't you? It's an economic philosophy. Until you can deal with that FACT you don't need to be posting anything on this board because it is very evident that you lack the intelligence to contribute to this discussion.
Well done. I thought I was the only one who caught sob's economic illiteracy. Absolutely priceless!posted @ Friday, November 16, 2012 - 01:05
[quote][b]JGForster[/b] - @mpd0.59: So deficit spending leads to a recession? How does that square with the Keynesian models all Democrats, including Obama ascribe to?
til you can deal with the FACT that Obama is an american ... EVERYTHING else you say is just B S ... your party IS responsible for the debt we are in AND tax increases help the economy not hurt it ... but L I V's such as yourself lack the ablity to understand this simple concept .. so there is no point in explaining the complexed ones as they would just fly over your head ...
Maybe this will help you.
The poster was referring to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maynard_Keynes
Not this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenyaposted @ Friday, November 16, 2012 - 01:03
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